Avera St. Luke's North Plains Hospice Team
We Offer Emotional and Spiritual Support
North Plains Hospice patients are cared for by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy, therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, Home Care aides and volunteers. In addition, Hospice helps provide medications, supplies, equipment, therapies and hospital services as appropriate.
Physician – A patient's own doctor or the Hospice medical director oversees care.
Hospice Nurse – The nurse makes regularly scheduled visits and coordinates the patient's plan of care with other team members.
Social Worker – The social worker is available for listening, counseling, and offering practical support with assessments, consultations, education, resource, and referral services, advocacy and discharge planning.
Chaplain – Along with volunteer clergy of many faiths, pastoral chaplains help with spiritual concerns while giving needed support and kindness.
Pharmacist and Dietitian – They provide support and advice regarding medication, symptom control and nutritional advice when difficulties arise.
Home Care Aides/Homemakers – They assist with personal care and household tasks.
Specialists – Physical, occupational and speech therapists contribute their skills as needed.
Volunteers – Well-trained volunteers offer support, family respite time and help with chores, errands, etc.
Our Hospice Team Provides Sensitive, Compassionate Care
We address the total physical, spiritual, social and psychological needs of Hospice patients and their families during this critical time by:
- Enhancing the quality of life where quantity is limited
- Providing the best medical and nursing care, using every means available to control symptoms
- Offering emotional and spiritual support to patients and to those who love and care for them
- Ensuring that patient and family decisions to forego extraordinary measures meant only to prolong life without quality are respected
Contact North Plains Hospice at 605-622-5200.